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SO, Special Olympics Western Australia Word from the West Perth Metro North Awards Night

Perth Metro North Awards Night

Special Olympics Perth Metro North held the Inaugural Annual st Awards Dinner on Saturday 21 July at the Kingsway Football Club. The room was decorated in the region colours and over 200 people filled the room creating a fantastic vibe and great environment to recognise athletes who have contributed and excelled in their sport over the past year. Ms Andrea Mitchell (MLA Kingsley and SOWA State Board Member) and Mr Tony O’Gorman (MLA Joondalup) were invited guests and attended to help congratulate the athletes on their achievements. Ms Tracy Roberts (Mayor, City of Wanneroo) also called in to wish our athletes all the best.

The award winners were as follows

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Aquatics – Geoffrey Holloway Golf – Brad Clarke Athletics – Christopher Minutillo Basketball – Asha Burg Equestrian – Mercedes Portaro Gymnastics – Samantha Mirtsis Tenpin Bowling – Clayton Filocamo

A fantastic evening was had by all and the evening was rounded off with the athletes provided the opportunity to dance the night away.

2012 SOWA State Games

A big thank you to the Special Olympics Metro North committee and volunteers who assisted on the night for all of their hard work in making the event a success.

SOWA 2012 STATE GAMES LANDSDALE FARM SCHOOL 29th and 30th September Cost:

$40 ___________________

Venue: Times: Includes:

July 2012

Information $125.00 – camp and competition OR $40.00 - competition only Landsdale Farm School Commences Saturday 4pm Concludes Sunday 5pm Opening Ceremony Closing Ceremony Cricket Skills Healthy Athlete Program BBQ / Disco

SPORTS ON OFFER  Aquatics,  Athletics,  Equestrian,  Gymnastics,  Soccer,  Softball  Includes Opening and Closing Ceremony; Healthy Athlete Program, Cricket Skills and BBQ/Disco N.B. The State Games are qualifying events for the 2013 Asia Pacific Games and the 2013 Canberra Aquatic Championships Telephone (08) 9321 3207 Mobile: 0410 866 532 Email: dib@specialolympics.com.au

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Junior National Games Team

In October 2012, SOWA farewell our first ever team to compete at the Trans-Tasman Tournament in Cairns, Qld. Our team of 25 athletes and 10 officials will be competing in Athletics, Basketball and Tenpin Bowling.

In December 2012, SOWA will proudly farewell the largest contingent who will depart our shores to compete at the Special Olympics Junior National Games in Newcastle, NSW. The team of 21 athletes and 9 officials will compete in Aquatics; Athletics and Basketball.

Athletics Paul Gilbert Sarah Gilbert Jamie Jones Liam McAtackney Andrea Penny Kaylene Watts Louise Whait Erin Wood Peter Harman

Basketball Verity Barrow Luke Johnson Kristy Marsiglia Russel Nelligan Laura O’Malley Matthew Pegdon Amanda Webb Kevin Phillips

Athletics Jack Caughey Blaze Kennedy Jessica Te Ngaio Sarah Gilbert Zac Naake

Aquatics Josh Elliott Zane Winn George Harwood Damien Davidson Wesley Hodgkins Daniel Simpson

Tenpin Bowling Aiden Armstrong Thomas Doering Daniel Gibbons Shannon Reid John Sugihdharma David Urban Michael Pusey Paul Hoareau

Officials Kim Armstrong Margaret Bush Sam Callow Julie Williams Aaron Hewitt Genine Hunter Fay Pitt Barbara Church Lindsay Murphy Perry May

Basketball Natasha Davis Mabok Jok Min Thon Ser Airon Kitching Sam Rector Justin Leahy Rachel Smith James Taylor Emilie Davies Htoo Bar Kyan Airon Kitching Min Thon Ser Mabok Jok

Officials Tim Breadmore Heather Tonkin Michael Snart Rose Hartley Dot Shipard Brooke Galupo Julie Nicholson Jenny Loftus Perry May

il a Special Olympics Queensland, in conjunction with Special rl Olympics Australia and Special Olympics New Zealand, is y hosting the 2012 Trans-Tasman Tournament in Cairns. 500 i .athletes from Special Olympics Australia and Special Olympics n The organisers of the Trans-Tasman New Zealand will be attending the Trans-Tasman Tournament in D Tournament are seeking the 2010 the Tropics and will be supported by 170 officials, coaches, and e National Games uniform to pass on volunteers. Special Olympics WA is sending a team of athletes to c to athletes. If you have any items attend these games to participate in Athletics, Basketball, and e from the 2010 games and wish them Tenpin Bowling. If you are interested in a sponsorship m to be worn proudly at the upcoming opportunity to assist our athletes compete in these games, please b games, please contact Genine contact the SO PMN region office on 93094003. e Hunter, Head of Delegation on 9309 r 4003. 2 0 1 2 Telephone (08) 9321 3207 Mobile: 0410 866 , 532 Email: dib@specialolympics.com.au w e


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TMA Sports Lunch

Earlier this year Special Olympics Australia announced that Newcastle, Australia had won the bid to host the Inaugural Asia Pacific Games in December 2013. Australia will be sending a team with athletes competing in the following sports: Athletics, Aquatics, Basketball, Football and Tenpin Bowling.

Join Special Olympics Western Australia at the 3rd TMA Sports Lunch on the 10th August, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Master of Ceremony, Peter Rowsthorn will walk the guest speaker Adam Gilchrist through an afternoon of fun and friendship.

Athletes from across Australia will be selected from State games that have been identified as qualifying events. In Western Australia they are:   

Basketball – 2nd November, 2012 Tenpin Bowling – 10th November, 2012 Football, Athletics, Aquatics – 29/30 September 2012

Selection Criteria for Asia Pacific games will be; All registered members are eligible for selection

Put a table together or come along and join a table. If you would like to attend the luncheon, contact Di Bruce at dib@specialolympics.com.au or Fran Eustace, Special Olympics Australia at frane@specialolympics.com.au

Must be over the age of 16 for selection Records reflecting ongoing training and competition and registered on our data base Results from the nominated qualifying events Information relating to the upcoming games will be made available in

GOLF PROGRAM 2012

The Golf Program’s 3rd term lessons will commence on: Monday: 2 3rd July 2012 at 4.00pm (7 weeks only) MARANGAROO GOLF COURSE, Aylesford Drive, MARANGAROO The cost for each session will be $10.00. The program will run for 7 weeks. Dates to remember: 3rd TERM: July: 23rd, 30th August: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th September: 3rd WADSA GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS: FRIDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER This competition is the qualifying event for any Invitational or Special Olympics Australia’s events in 2013. We hope you will all attend this day and enjoy the competition. Each lesson will run for 1 hour under the supervision of a professional golf coach. Contact: Lindsay Murphy: 0438 411 804 or Margaret Bush: 0403 313582 For further information please contact SOWA Perth Metro North office on: Phone:93094003 or Email: specialo.wa@bigpond.com Telephone (08) 9321 3207

Regards

Special Olympics Western Australia in conjunction with IGA Perth Royal Show is launching the inaugural “Muscle versus Machine 2012” on Saturday 6 October at the main arena of the showgrounds. The event will feature teams from service groups of WA racing machinery equipment and vying for the coveted “Muscle versus Machine 2012” trophy. The event with include a celebrity race led by team captain and event ambassador, Daniel Macri, title winner of WA Strongman competition. The event will create public awareness of SOWA and raise much needed funds. There is opportunity for SOWA athletes to participate within the event. To lodge your Expression of Interest and enquire further; contact SOWA State Manager, Di Bruce on dib@specialolympics.com.au by 15th September, 2012.

Mobile: 0410 866 532 Email: dib@specialolympics.com.au


2012 SPECIAL OLYMPICS WESTERN AUSTRALIA CALENDAR AUGUST to OCTOBER SOWA Calendar PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY

LUKE SIMPKINS MP Federal Member for Cowan,

AUGUST 4/5 August

Tenpin Bowling

Regional Championships

Bunbury

9th August

State Board

Board Meeting

Sirona Capital, Level 2, 7 Havelock St, West Perth

Golf

Lessons

Marangaroo Golf Course

10th August

State Board

TMA Sports Lunch

Hyatt Regency

11th August

Aquatics

WADSA State Championships

Challenge Stadium

11th August

Soccer

Development Squad Training

Gibbney Reserve Maylands 11.45am to 12.30pm

Multi Sports

Junior National Games Camp

Pt Walter Recreation Camp

Athletics Athlete Leadership Program

Season recommences

Athletics WA Stadium

Training Session - guest speakers Everybody’s Game Basketball Tournament

St Georges College

Paralympics Games

London

6, 13, 20, 27 August

11th/12th August 21st August 25th August 26th August 29th August -9th September

Basketball

Perry Lakes

SEPTEMBER rd

3 Sept

Golf

Lessons

Marangaroo Golf Course

6th Sept

Multi Sports

Ribbon Day

Santa Maria College

7th Sept

State Board

Ribbon Day

Midvale

7th Sept

Golf

WADSA Challenge

Melville Golf Course

14th Sept

Cricket

Skills Day

Joondalup

15th Sept - 16th Sept

Equestrian

RDAWA State Games

State Equestrian Centre

18th Sept

State Board

Board Meeting

Sirona Capital, Level 2, 7 Havelock St, West Perth

19th Sept

Aquatics

Time Trials

Craigie Leisure Centre

22nd Sept

Soccer

Development Squad Training

Gibbney Reserve Maylands 11.45am to 12.30pm

25th Sept

Multi Sports

Ribbon Day

Endeavour Education Support Centre

29th Sep - 30th Sept

Multi Sports

SOWA State Games

Landsdale Farm School

6th Oct

State Board

"Muscle v Man" Challenge

Royal Show Grounds, Claremont

8th Oct - 12th Oct

State Board

SO Trans-Tasman Competition -

Cairns, Qld

13th Oct - 14th Oct

Basketball

Ivor Burge Trials

Perry Lakes

26th Oct

State Board

Ribbon Day

Herb Graham Rec Ctr, Mirrabooka

30th Oct

State Board

Board Meeting

Sirona Capital, Level 2, 7 Havelock St, West Perth

OCTOBER

Telephone (08) 9321 3207

Mobile: 0410 866 532 Email: dib@specialolympics.com.au


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